The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Microsoft products and/or services in IT jobs advertised for the Lancashire region. Included is a guide to the salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Microsoft over the 3 months to 31 August 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

The figures below represent the IT labour market in general and are not representative of salaries within the Microsoft Corporation.

3 months to
31 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft
Rank 2 9 10
Rank change year-on-year
+7 +1
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 104 96 107
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Lancashire 26.67% 19.16% 21.49%
As % of the Vendors category 54.74% 42.11% 48.64%
Number of salaries quoted 94 91 72
Median salary £35,000 £30,459 £37,865
Median salary % change year-on-year
+14.91% -19.56%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,000 £20,500 £22,050
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £43,596 £59,750
UK excluding London median salary £39,000 £38,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+1.29% +2.66%
Microsoft
North West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Vendors category in permanent jobs advertised in the Lancashire region.

Vendors Category
Lancashire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
190 228 220
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Lancashire 48.72% 45.51% 44.18%
Number of salaries quoted 165 195 171
Median salary £35,000 £30,459 £36,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+14.91% -15.39%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,400 £20,500 £22,650
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £50,000 £45,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.19% +5.00%

Microsoft
Jobs Demand Trend in Lancashire

The demand trend of job ads across the Lancashire region citing Microsoft as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in the Vendors category.

Microsoft Jobs Demand Trend in Lancashire

Microsoft
Salary Trend in Lancashire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Microsoft across the Lancashire region.

Microsoft Salary Trend in Lancashire

Microsoft
Salary Histogram in Lancashire

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Microsoft across the Lancashire region over the 3 months to 31 August 2016.

Microsoft Salary Histogram in Lancashire

Microsoft
Job Locations in Lancashire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft within the Lancashire region over the 3 months to 31 August 2016. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Chorley +14 27 £40,000 +128.57% 2
Preston +11 27 £30,000 +15.56% 5
Blackpool -2 13 £67,000 +197.77%
Blackburn +3 6 £40,000 +14.28%
Clitheroe - 4 - -
Lancaster - 3 £23,500 - 1
Newton-le-Willows - 3 £30,000 -
Burnley -4 2 £20,865 -16.54%
Skelmersdale -1 1 £27,500 -18.51%
Colne - 1 £27,500 - 1
Microsoft
North West

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 31 August 2016, IT jobs citing Microsoft also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Lancashire region with a requirement for Microsoft.

1 98 (45.79%) SQL Server
2 77 (35.98%) .NET
3 74 (34.58%) C#
4 71 (33.18%) ASP.NET
5 65 (30.37%) MVC
6 63 (29.44%) JavaScript
7 61 (28.50%) MS Excel
8 60 (28.04%) CSS
9 57 (26.64%) Windows
10 52 (24.30%) SDLC
11 51 (23.83%) ASP.NET MVC
12 50 (23.36%) SQL
13 49 (22.90%) Web Development
14 48 (22.43%) jQuery
15 43 (20.09%) Agile Software Development
15 43 (20.09%) Finance
16 42 (19.63%) ASP.NET Web API
17 38 (17.76%) Twitter Bootstrap
18 37 (17.29%) WCF
19 35 (16.36%) Project Management
20 33 (15.42%) Active Directory
20 33 (15.42%) .NET Framework
21 32 (14.95%) Unit Testing
22 30 (14.02%) Web Services
23 29 (13.55%) Mentoring
24 28 (13.08%) SQL Server 2008
25 27 (12.62%) MS Office
25 27 (12.62%) Business Intelligence
26 26 (12.15%) HTML
27 25 (11.68%) Change Management

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 15 (7.01%) MS Exchange
2 11 (5.14%) SharePoint
3 10 (4.67%) IIS
4 7 (3.27%) Exchange Server 2010
5 6 (2.80%) CMS
6 5 (2.34%) Exchange Server 2013
6 5 (2.34%) Skype for Business
7 4 (1.87%) Confluence
8 2 (0.93%) Exchange Server 2007
9 1 (0.47%) Cloud Foundry
9 1 (0.47%) ColdFusion
9 1 (0.47%) OpenStack
9 1 (0.47%) WordPress
Applications
1 61 (28.50%) MS Excel
2 27 (12.62%) MS Office
3 13 (6.07%) MS Project
4 9 (4.21%) MS Visio
5 4 (1.87%) Spreadsheet
6 3 (1.40%) MS PowerPoint
7 1 (0.47%) Fireworks
7 1 (0.47%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 11 (5.14%) Dynamics CRM
2 10 (4.67%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (0.93%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 2 (0.93%) Sage 200
4 1 (0.47%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.47%) Sage CRM
Cloud Services
1 16 (7.48%) Microsoft Azure
2 10 (4.67%) Office 365
3 5 (2.34%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (2.34%) GitHub
4 3 (1.40%) Amazon EC2
4 3 (1.40%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.47%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (6.07%) WAN
2 11 (5.14%) LAN
3 9 (4.21%) Firewall
4 7 (3.27%) TCP/IP
5 6 (2.80%) DNS
5 6 (2.80%) Internet
6 5 (2.34%) Remote Desktop
7 4 (1.87%) NetScaler
7 4 (1.87%) VLAN
8 3 (1.40%) DHCP
8 3 (1.40%) VoIP
9 2 (0.93%) FTP
9 2 (0.93%) IMAP
9 2 (0.93%) SMTP
9 2 (0.93%) Wireless
10 1 (0.47%) MPLS
10 1 (0.47%) VPN
10 1 (0.47%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 98 (45.79%) SQL Server
2 28 (13.08%) SQL Server 2008
3 24 (11.21%) SQL Server 2014
4 20 (9.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 17 (7.94%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 16 (7.48%) Power BI
7 13 (6.07%) PowerPivot
8 12 (5.61%) Microsoft Power View
8 12 (5.61%) Pentaho
9 9 (4.21%) SQL Server 2012
10 8 (3.74%) MySQL
11 7 (3.27%) Data Warehouse
11 7 (3.27%) Relational Database
12 6 (2.80%) DTS
12 6 (2.80%) MongoDB
12 6 (2.80%) MS Access
12 6 (2.80%) NoSQL
12 6 (2.80%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 4 (1.87%) RDBMS
14 3 (1.40%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 9 (4.21%) Team Foundation Server
2 7 (3.27%) Visual Studio
3 6 (2.80%) Git (software)
4 5 (2.34%) MSI
4 5 (2.34%) Wise Package Studio
5 4 (1.87%) JIRA
5 4 (1.87%) MSTest
6 1 (0.47%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 1 (0.47%) Dreamweaver
6 1 (0.47%) Grunt
6 1 (0.47%) gulp
6 1 (0.47%) NUnit
6 1 (0.47%) PowerBuilder
6 1 (0.47%) Selenium
General
1 43 (20.09%) Finance
2 17 (7.94%) Manufacturing
3 10 (4.67%) Retail
4 9 (4.21%) Banking
5 6 (2.80%) Advertising
5 6 (2.80%) Legal
6 5 (2.34%) Aerospace
7 4 (1.87%) Local Government
8 2 (0.93%) Danish Language
8 2 (0.93%) Norwegian Language
8 2 (0.93%) Swedish Language
9 1 (0.47%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 106 (49.53%) Developer
2 62 (28.97%) .NET Developer
3 52 (24.30%) C# Developer
4 47 (21.96%) C# .NET Developer
5 39 (18.22%) Web Developer
6 38 (17.76%) Analyst
7 36 (16.82%) ASP.NET Developer
8 35 (16.36%) .NET Web Developer
8 35 (16.36%) C# ASP.NET Developer
9 33 (15.42%) C# Web Developer
10 14 (6.54%) Business Intelligence Developer
10 14 (6.54%) Head of Business Systems
11 13 (6.07%) Analyst Developer
12 12 (5.61%) Business Intelligence Analyst
12 12 (5.61%) SQL Developer
13 10 (4.67%) PHP Developer
13 10 (4.67%) SQL Analyst
13 10 (4.67%) SQL BI Developer
14 8 (3.74%) 3rd Line Engineer
14 8 (3.74%) Software Development Programme Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 77 (35.98%) .NET
2 71 (33.18%) ASP.NET
3 60 (28.04%) CSS
4 51 (23.83%) ASP.NET MVC
5 48 (22.43%) jQuery
6 42 (19.63%) ASP.NET Web API
7 38 (17.76%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 37 (17.29%) WCF
9 33 (15.42%) .NET Framework
10 30 (14.02%) Web Services
11 26 (12.15%) HTML
12 20 (9.35%) ASP.NET MVC 5
13 14 (6.54%) AngularJS
14 12 (5.61%) RESTful
15 11 (5.14%) ASP.NET MVC 4
15 11 (5.14%) KnockoutJS
16 10 (4.67%) Ajax
16 10 (4.67%) SOAP
17 7 (3.27%) JSON
17 7 (3.27%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 21 (9.81%) Management Information System
2 19 (8.88%) Analytical Skills
3 16 (7.48%) Computer Science
4 12 (5.61%) Microsoft Licensing
5 11 (5.14%) Tandem
6 9 (4.21%) iPad
7 8 (3.74%) Replication
8 7 (3.27%) Driving Licence
9 5 (2.34%) e-Learning
9 5 (2.34%) Life Science
9 5 (2.34%) Mobile App
10 4 (1.87%) Clustering
10 4 (1.87%) Data Extraction
10 4 (1.87%) Data Integration
10 4 (1.87%) Fintech
11 3 (1.40%) Enterprise Software
12 2 (0.93%) Fat Client
12 2 (0.93%) Mathematics
12 2 (0.93%) Thin Client
13 1 (0.47%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 57 (26.64%) Windows
2 15 (7.01%) Windows 7
2 15 (7.01%) Windows Server
3 11 (5.14%) Windows Server 2008
4 9 (4.21%) Windows Server 2012
5 8 (3.74%) Windows NT
6 5 (2.34%) Unix
6 5 (2.34%) Windows 2000
6 5 (2.34%) Windows XP
7 3 (1.40%) Android
7 3 (1.40%) Mac OS X
7 3 (1.40%) Windows Server 2003
8 2 (0.93%) Apple iOS
8 2 (0.93%) Windows 10
9 1 (0.47%) Linux
9 1 (0.47%) Mac OS
9 1 (0.47%) Solaris
9 1 (0.47%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 65 (30.37%) MVC
2 52 (24.30%) SDLC
3 49 (22.90%) Web Development
4 43 (20.09%) Agile Software Development
5 35 (16.36%) Project Management
6 32 (14.95%) Unit Testing
7 29 (13.55%) Mentoring
8 27 (12.62%) Business Intelligence
9 25 (11.68%) Change Management
10 20 (9.35%) TDD
11 18 (8.41%) Coaching
12 17 (7.94%) Risk Management
13 16 (7.48%) CRM
14 15 (7.01%) Analytics
14 15 (7.01%) Web Application Development
15 14 (6.54%) BDD
15 14 (6.54%) OO
15 14 (6.54%) Portfolio Management
15 14 (6.54%) Software Delivery
16 13 (6.07%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 74 (34.58%) C#
2 63 (29.44%) JavaScript
3 50 (23.36%) SQL
4 16 (7.48%) VBA
5 15 (7.01%) VB
6 12 (5.61%) PHP
7 9 (4.21%) T-SQL
8 8 (3.74%) C
9 6 (2.80%) R
9 6 (2.80%) VB6
9 6 (2.80%) VBScript
10 2 (0.93%) PowerShell
11 1 (0.47%) C++
11 1 (0.47%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
11 1 (0.47%) Java
11 1 (0.47%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 22 (10.28%) Degree
2 17 (7.94%) Microsoft Certification
3 8 (3.74%) MCSE
4 7 (3.27%) CCNA
4 7 (3.27%) Cisco Certification
5 5 (2.34%) MCP
5 5 (2.34%) SC Cleared
5 5 (2.34%) Security Cleared
6 3 (1.40%) HND
7 2 (0.93%) MCSA
8 1 (0.47%) A+ Certification
8 1 (0.47%) CCNP
8 1 (0.47%) MCITP
8 1 (0.47%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (3.27%) QA
2 2 (0.93%) SLA
System Software
1 33 (15.42%) Active Directory
2 16 (7.48%) XenApp
3 15 (7.01%) VMware Infrastructure
4 9 (4.21%) Hyper-V
5 5 (2.34%) Microsoft App-V
5 5 (2.34%) Terminal Services
6 2 (0.93%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.47%) VMware ESX
7 1 (0.47%) Xen
Systems Management
1 5 (2.34%) AppDNA
1 5 (2.34%) SCCM
2 4 (1.87%) FortiGate
2 4 (1.87%) HP SIM
3 2 (0.93%) WSUS
Vendors
1 21 (9.81%) VMware
2 18 (8.41%) Citrix
3 12 (5.61%) Cisco
4 5 (2.34%) AppSense
4 5 (2.34%) BMC
5 4 (1.87%) Apple
5 4 (1.87%) HP
5 4 (1.87%) Juniper
5 4 (1.87%) Oracle
5 4 (1.87%) SolarWinds
6 2 (0.93%) Avaya
6 2 (0.93%) Cognos
6 2 (0.93%) IBM
6 2 (0.93%) Intel
6 2 (0.93%) NetApp
6 2 (0.93%) ProCurve
6 2 (0.93%) Sage
6 2 (0.93%) SAP
6 2 (0.93%) Sun
6 2 (0.93%) Tableau
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